Paul O’Toole, CEC, AAC, executive
chef at Deerfield Golf and Tennis Club,
Newark, Del., hosts his monthly Chefs
Move to Schools demonstration at
UrbanPromise School in Wilmington,
Del., in February. Since O’Toole’s
visit to the White House with ACF in
June 2010, he has visited the school
monthly, hosting talks about the
origins of fruits, vegetables, meats and
fish and the effects of food on body
performance, and conducting hands-on
demonstrations with students ages 7-14.
Catherine Dolan, head of the school,
says children are beginning to suggest
healthier selections at the grocery store.
We mourn the passing of our fellow culinarians, who
meant so much to the industry and to the American
Raymond A. Delfino, CEC, CCA, AAC
ACF Chefs de Cuisine of the Inland Northwest
Carl F. Horne, CEC
ACF Sarasota Bay Chefs Association
Peter Montan, AAC
ACF Greater Miami Chapter Epicurean Club
Donald J. Wertheimer
ACF Chefs de Cuisine Society of Oregon
SAN DIEGO CHEFS CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF
IN ANNUAL CAKE
Tom Adams with Chef of the Year trophy.
This year, Chefs de Cuisine Association of San
Diego will celebrate its 50th anniversary. To
start the commemoration, the chapter held its
36th annual Chef of the Year Awards Banquet
at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Diego, Feb.
13. The celebration honored the chapter’s
50th Chef of the Year Tom Adams, baking/
pastry instructor at San Diego Mesa College,
San Diego, and included a silent auction, with
proceeds benefiting the chapter’s education
foundation. The chapter also presented its
commemorative 50th anniversary President’s
Medallion to several recipients. Guests
enjoyed celebrating the chapter’s history, with
memorabilia spanning six banquet tables.
The chapter named Alex Estevez, a student
at The Art Institute of California–San Diego,
Student Chef of the Year; Jones Dairy Farm,
Fort Atkinson, Wis., Outstanding Purveyor of
the Year; and Specialty Produce, San Diego,
Purveyor of the Year.
In May, ACF members will vote electronically for the 2011-2013 Board of Directors.
Update your contact information, especially your e-mail address, at www.acfchefs.org or
call (800) 624-9458. To be eligible to vote, membership dues must have been paid by
March 31, 2011. For questions about the election, contact Mark Kent, CEC, chair, ACF
Nominations & Elections Committee, (330) 972-2349 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAST YOUR VOTE
Fourteen students from Pennsylvania College
of Technology’s advanced cake-decorating
course competed in the college’s sixth annual
cake competition March 3 in Williamsport,
Pa. The competition, sponsored by CalJava
International, challenged students to create
three-tier cakes inspired by “Harry Potter.”
Judges evaluated aesthetics, techniques and
difficulty before naming Katrina Snelgrove the
grand-prize winner. First place was awarded
to Terri Smith. Robin Bingham, CPC, earned
second place, and Brittany DeLousia, CPC,
third place. Heather Ferguson received the
People’s Choice Award. Winners received
cake-decorating equipment and supplies.
Donations from spectators went to YWCA
of Northcentral PA’s Liberty House, which
provides rooms for homeless women and
women with children and offers programs to
assist them in becoming self-sufficient.
Katrina Snelgrove’s “Harry Potter”-themed
cake won the grand prize in Pennsylvania
College of Technology’s annual cake
competition in March.